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Broadcom, NetApp & SUSE Announce Production Availability of the Industry’s First End-to-End NVMe over Fibre Channel Solution Enabling Groundbreaking Application Performance
Accelerates today’s business-critical workloads and enables next-gen applications to run at scale on existing SAN infrastructure SAN JOSE, Calif., May 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGO), today announced production availability of the industry’s first end-to-end NVMe over Fibre Channel storage solution with NetApp and SUSE. NVMe over Fibre Channel extends the natively parallel NVMe protocol to run on existing SAN infrastructure fabric while providing massive gains in application productivity and performance so customers can power new projects and get more done, faster. This is a significant milestone for the NVMe over Fabrics protocol, making Fibre Channel the first enterprise transport to be in production with a complete solution consisting of Emulex® Gen 6 HBAs, Brocade® Gen 6 switches, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3, and NetApp’s AFF A800, A700, A700s and A300 all-flash arrays running ONTAP 9.4. All of these components are in production and are available now. Key Advantages of NVMe over Fibre Channel include:
- Highest performance: NVMe over Fibre Channel delivers 50% more IOPs and 30% lower latency over a like SCSI solution on the AFF A700 NetApp array, as measured and validated by Demartek. See the Demartek report for more information.
- Seamlessly extends customer’s existing SAN infrastructure: with concurrent SCSI and NVMe over Fibre Channel support.
- Purpose-built for storage: NVMe over Fibre Channel is lossless and can handle the scalability requirements of next-generation applications including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Deep Learning (DL).
- Leverages the most secure platform: NVMe over Fibre Channel remains the most secure network for mission-critical data.
- Broadcom and NetApp are the first with a commercially available NVMe over Fibre Channel Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK).
- Broadcom demonstrated a leadership role within the open source community by contributing the NVMe over Fabrics Fibre Channel transport implementation to the Linux kernel. Broadcom continues to serve as the Linux NVMe over Fabrics Fibre Channel transport subsystem maintainer.
- Broadcom provided the industry a pre-standard implementation of NVMe Fabrics and the FC-NVME protocol to facilitate and validate the FC-NVME standard.